January 2012

 

Fellowship Conferment/David Todd Oration

The Academy's AGM, Fellowship Conferment Ceremony and David Todd Oration were well attended by Fellows and guests on 16 December 2011.

The 2011 orator was Prof. Dennis Lo, FRS, Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine & Professor of Chemical Pathology of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The video of his oration will be available on the Academy website soon.

Please click the link below to view pictures taken that evening. Kindly note that the photos will be removed from this website on 15 February 2012.

 


 

Best Original Paper Award (BOPA)

This year marks the 5th year of the Best Original Paper Award, presented by the Editorial Board of the Hong Kong Medical Journal, to encourage original writings of good quality by doctors. Three papers were shortlisted by the local Editorial Board and sent to the International Editorial Advisory Board for a final adjudication. The winner of the 2011 Best Original Paper Award went to Dr KF Lee et al, for their paper entitled 'Risk of development of diabetes mellitus in Chinese women with persistently impaired glucose tolerance after gestational diabetes'.

 


 

Best Original Research by Trainees (BORT)

The result of the 2011 BORT was announced during the Conferment Ceremony on 16 December 2011 and the medals were presented to the 3 winners. The Academy would like to thank the Panel of Judges for their time and works. The Panel consists of Prof. Lo Chung Mau (Panel Chairman), Dr. Kam Chak Wah, Prof. Linda Lam, Prof. Raymond Liang, Dr. Leung Ting Hung, and Dr. C.T. Hung. The Academy would also like to thank the trainees who have submitted their papers for this competition.

Award Winner Research Topic
Gold Medal Dr YIP, Siu Leung (Photo)

(College of Orthopaedic Surgeons)
New biodegradable nerve conduit, Crosslinked Urethane-doped Polyester Elastomers (CUPEs), in rats.
Silver Medal Dr CHAN, Yap Hang (Photo)

(College of Community Medicine)
PR Interval Prolongation is Associated with Endothelial Dysfunction, Arterial Stiffness and Activation of Vascular Repair: Novel Pathophysiological Insights and Clinical Implicaitons
Bronze Medal Dr WOO, Yat Ming Peter (Photo)

(College of Surgeons)
Clinical and Angiographic Risk Factors for Recurrent Intracranial Aneurysms treated by Primary Endovascular Coil Embolisation: A Multi-center Retrospective Study in Hong Kong.

 


 

MPS-HKAM Award for Patient Safety

The MPS-HKAM Award for Patient Safety is jointly organized by the Medical Protection Society (MPS) and the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM). The objective of the Award is to encourage medical professionals to promote on the subject of patient safety and risk reduction.

This year’s award went to Dr. Alexander Chiu, whose paper is "Root Cause Analysis Improves Patient Safety: A descriptive study of Root Cause Analysis Framework applied to clinical incident investigation in a University Affiliated Hospital".

  • Photo of Dr Alexander Chiu receiving the MPS-HKAM Award from Prof Ignatius Yu, Editor

 


 

2011 Golf Tournament

The HKAM Golf Tournament 2011 was successfully held on 30 November 2011 at Kau Sai Chau Jockey Club Public Golf Club, Hong Kong. A total 44 Academy fellows, alumni of HKU and CUHK participated. The Academy wishes to thank members of the Organising Committee for their time and effort in organizing this event. Winners are listed below:

  Champion 1st Runner Up 2nd Runner Up
HKAM President Cup Dr. Tsoi Chi Wah, Danny Dr. Chau Tai Nin Dr. Chung Ka Leung
HKU Alumni Cup Dr. Ma Chan Chung Dr. C.D. Tran Dr. Yip Siu Keung

CUHK Alumni Cup

Dr. Leung Tat Chi, Godwin Dr. Chan Lai Lok Dr. Tse Man Li
Best Gross Dr. Dennis Mak    

 


 

Chinese New Year

The Academy Lounge and the Dining Room will be closed on 22 - 29 January 2012 for the Chinese New Year and stock-taking. Services will be resumed on 30 January 2012.

The Academy wishes all Fellows a prosperous year in the Year of the Dragon! Fellows are welcome to use the Academy's banqueting services for their reunion and spring lunch/dinners. Please contact the Conference Department at 2871 8787 for booking and enquiry.

 


 

New Subspecialty - Pain Medicine

The Education Committee and Council of the Academy have approved a new subspecialty "Pain Medicine" under the College of Anaesthesiologists.

The College will develop the necessary training documents for endorsement by the Academy’s Education Committee.

 


 

Department of Health

Announcements of Drug Office, Drug Registration and Import / Export Control Division

Please note the following announcements of the Drug Office of Department of Health:

Announcements of Primary Care Office, Department of Health

The Task Force on Conceptual Model and Preventive Protocols of the Working Group on Primary Care has produced two 1-page summaries for the "Hong Kong Reference Framework for Diabetes Care for Adults in Primary Care Settings" and "Hong Kong Reference Framework for Hypertension Care for Adults in Primary Care Settings". Soft copies are available at the website of the Food & Health Bureau (www.fhb.gov.hk) and the Primary Care Office (www.pco.gov.hk) of the Department of Health.

 


 

The AOGIN 2012 will be held at University of Hong Kong on 13-15 July 2012. Theme of the conference is "Combat against Cervical Cancer - Challenges in Asia Oceania". The Academy is one of the supporting organizations. For more details, please visit the conference website at: http://www.aogin2012hk.org/index.htm

 


 

HKMJ

Hong Kong Medical Journal December 2011 issue is now available on the Journal's website <http://www.hkmj.org>. Highlights of this issue include:

EDITORIAL

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

 


 

Online CME/CPD

Quizzes from the following Colleges are currently available at iCMECPD website for Fellows to study online for CME/CPD:

HKAM/College
Topic
Deadline for Submission of Answer
Hong Kong Medical Journal Utility of a preoperative assessment clinic in a tertiary care hospital 31 Jan 2012
Hong Kong Medical Journal The last defence? Surgical aspects of gouty arthritis of hand and wrist 31 Jan 2012
Paediatricians Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics Vol. 16 No.4 Oct 2011 15 Jan 2012
Pathologists

The Hong Kong College of Pathologists - Online CME/CPD for Self-Study 2012 (Clinical Microbiology & Infection) - Is Neisseria gonorrhoeae initiating a future era of untreatable gonorrhea?: Detailed characterization of the first strain with high-level resistance to ceftriaxone

30 Apr 2012
Otorhinolaryngologists Salvage Surgery for Neck Residue or Recurrence of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A 10-Year Experience 31 Jul 2012
Radiologists Quizzes from Hong Kong Journal of Radiology (HKJR) 15 Jan 2012
Radiologists HKCR Case of Jan 2012 31 Jan 2012

Please visit the CMe-Learning of iCMECPD website (www.icmecpd.hk) for the latest CME/CPD materials.

iCMECPD

 


 

Upcoming Conferences / Symposia / Courses

Date Conference(s) / Symposium(s) Organiser(s)

14 Jan 2012

Digby Memorial Lecture

Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital

Orator: Professor Huang Jiefu, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Health, Peoples Republic of China

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Venue: Underground Lecture Theatre, New Clinical Building, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Contact person (for information):
Forum Secretary, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2819 9691 / 2819 9692
Fax: (852) 2818 9249
E-mail: hksf@hku.hk
Web site: http://www3.hku.hk/surgery

14 Jan 2012

Hong Kong Surgical Forum - Winter 2012

Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital

Venue: Underground Lecture Theatre, New Clinical Building, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Contact person (for information):
Forum Secretary, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2819 9691 / 2819 9692
Fax: (852) 2818 9249
E-mail: hksf@hku.hk
Web site: http://www3.hku.hk/surgery

17 Jan 2012

Symposium on Food Identification and Authentication

Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification (HKCTC), and Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS)

Venue: Crystal Ballroom, 2/F, The Cityview, 23 Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong (MTR Yaumatei Station Exit A2)

Time: 8:45 am to 5:00 pm

Contact person (for infor

17-19 Feb, 23-25 Mar, 20-22 Apr 2012

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Student Course

Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital

Venue: Surgical Skills Centre, Department of Surgery, Laboratory Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Contact person (for information):
Course Administrator, Surgical Skills Centre, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2819 9691 / 2819 9692
Fax: (852) 2818 9249
E-mail: hkussc@hku.hk
Web site: http://www3.hku.hk/surgery/atls.php

24 Feb 2012

Advanced Study Institute on Esophageal Cancer Management

Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital

Venue: Mrs. Chen Yang Foo Oi Telemedicine Centre, 2/F., William W.M. Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Contact person (for information):
ASI Secretariat, Surgical Skills Centre, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2819 9691 / 2819 9692
Fax: (852) 2818 9249
E-mail: hkussc@hku.hk

24-26 Feb 2012

International Congress of Cardiology 2012 (ICC)

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong(CUHK)

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center

Website: http://www.icc-hongkong.com/

9-10 Mar 2012

Foregut Disorder Workshop

Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital

Venue: Cheung Kung Hai Lecture Theatre 1, G/F., William W.M. Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Contact person (for information):
Workshop Secretariat, Surgical Skills Centre, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2819 9691 / 2819 9692
Fax: (852) 2818 9249
E-mail: hkussc@hku.hk
Web site: www.foregutworkshop.org

12-24 Mar 2012

The 19th Infection Control Course for Health Care Professionals 2012 with the WHO Curriculum for Worldwide Practice

The Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control, Hospital Authority World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Infection Control, Infectious Disease Centre of Hospital Authority and the Squina International Centre for Infection Control of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

On-line registration

Contact:
Ms. Candy Mak
Tel: (852) 3400 3984
E-mail: hscic@polyu.edu.hk

25-28 Apr 2012

LAA Hong Kong 2012 (Left Atrial Appendage Closure Workshop)

 

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine & Therapeutics & Institute of Vascular Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, in collaboration with Mount Siani School of Medicine, New York and Semmelweis University, Medical Faculty, Asklepios Campus Hamburg

Pre-Conference Animal Workshop: 25-26 Apr 2012, Shanghai, China
Main Workshop: 27-28 Apr 2012, Hong Kong

Contact:
Congress Secretariat
Tel: 26476639
E-mail: cardiacsec@cuhk.edu.hk
Web site: http://www.icc-hongkong.com/laa/

7-8 Jun 2012

Head and Neck Course 2012-Cancer of the Larynx and Hypopharynx

Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital

Venue: Underground Lecture Theatre, New Clinical Building, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Contact person (for information): Head and Neck Course Forum Secretariat, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2819 9691 / 2819 9692
Fax: (852) 2818 9249
E-mail: hnsrg@hku.hk

Sep 2012

Deadline of application: 30 Apr 2012

Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Mental Health

Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Pamphlet

Contact us:
Ms. Sarah Chia
Correspondence Address: Department of Psychiatry, G/F, Multi-centre, Tai Po Hospital, 9, Chuen On Road, New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2607 6029
Fax: (852) 2667 5464
Web site: www.psychiatry.cuhk.edu.hk/pgmh